• Round trip
• English speaking tour director throughout
• Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded
rooms with private bath
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe
• Entrance fees for included features
• Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except
tour escort and driver and the items excluded below
• Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase
per person, irrespective of air carrier allowance
• Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature such as passport fees
• Tips to tour escort and driver
• Beverages with dinner
• Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the
• Airport departure taxes, fees and September
11th Security surcharges
• Travel insurance, Visas, etc.
DAY 1 / DEPART
Tonight you will depart for your overnight flight to Glasgow, Scotland.
DAY 2 / GLASGOW
You will be met upon arrival at Glasgow airport by your tour manager
and taken to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get
acquainted with the city that has been designated the "European City
of Culture," a celebration of its striking architecture, heritage and
DAY 3 / GLASGOW / OBAN
This morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of Scotland's largest
city which retains one of the world's great concentrations of Victorian
architecture. Glasgow houses the world famous Burell collection, an
eclectic variety of art. You will also visit the Glasgow Cathedral and
the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery. This afternoon, you will head to the charming
seaport of Oban, on the Firth of Lorn. This city is not only a popular
tourist destination, but it is also the gateway to the islands of the
DAY 4 / IONA / OBAN
A ferry takes you to the Island of Iona. This remote and windswept Isle
is where St. Columba established his monastic settlement in 536AD, and
is one of the most venerated places in Scotland. A visit to the St.
Columba Abbey will be a highlight of the day before returning to Oban.
DAY 5 / OBAN / INVERNESS
This morning, head to Inverness via Fort William and the Great Glen,
with a visit to Urquhart Castle. You will pass Loch Ness, the 754-foot
deep loch renown the world over as the home of the mysterious and elusive
Nessie. Continue to Inverness, which is the traditional capital of the
Scottish Highlands. The historical area boasts buildings dating to the
16th century, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield, and the city where
Macbeth murdered King Duncan in the 11th century.
DAY 6 / INVERNESS/ EDINBURGH
This morning, travel through the Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh, the
majestic capital of Scotland. On the way, visit Blair Castle, and view
Pitlochry and St. St. Andrews. You will arrive in Edinburgh in the afternoon
where you'll have time to get acquainted with this ancient fortress
DAY 7 / EDINBURGH
The fascinating city of Edinburgh is set on a series of volcanic hills.
Each giving a different vantage point from which to view this beautiful
city. You will tour its main sights this morning as you travel "The
Royal Mile," including Edinburgh Castle (the medieval fortress), John
Knox's house. St. Giles Cathedral and the Palace Holyrood. All of these
are associated with Mary Queen of Scots. Continue along Princess Street,
a main shopping thoroughfare, to the Sir Walter Scott Memorial. This
afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this city at your own pace. This evening,
you will enjoy a special Scottish Folkloric dinner with entertainment.
DAY 8 / RETURN
Bid farewell to Scotland today, as you depart for home, bringing with
you many fond memories of your travels.